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A porch fire at an East Side house left an adult and two children homeless early today, fire officials said,

The fire was reported at about 2 a.m. on the front porch and spread into the house at 42 Littlefield Ave., causing $45,000 in damage, firefighters said. Littlefield is located between Doat Street and Walden Avenue.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

The occupants required temporary shelter from the Red Cross.

The blaze also caused $2,000 in exposure damage to an adjacent house at 46 Littlefield.

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